Events happening throughout Brighton in May 2015


All Month

Artists Open Houses Festival – 4 weekends from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 24th May

Do you want to know more about jewellery, painters or photographersk? Come to Artists Open Houses Festival. Furthermore, you will have the possibility to buy original artwork directly from the artists. If you want to attend this festival, sleep at the New Steine Hotel. We are situated in the center of Brighton and next to all major bus routes.

Gauge (at the Circus Street Market) – Sat 2 to Sun 24 May

Everybody knows that oceans are very polluted due to the way we live. At the Street Market, a playground of investigations into weather, water and scale will take place. Come and discuss with Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey about these topics. And make your stay over even better with a night’s stay at the New Steine Hotel.

1st May

The Lady Boys of Bangkok : Beauties and the Beats (at Sabai Pavilion)

Why not eat the delicious Thai cuisine while enjoying a comedy cabaret show? ‘The Lady Boys of Bangkok’ promises to be the biggest in town. This show is just extraordinary. And why not book a room at the New Steine Hotel?

Copperdollar Club Night (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

It promises to be a fever night with a mix of Latin, funk and ska. After so much effort, why don’t you relax in one of the New Steine Hotel’s relaxing rooms?

2nd May

The Odditorium (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Would you like to know more about the death rituals, ghost villages and occultism?  Join Dr Bramwell and debate these hot topics. Why don’t you come and pursue the debate in our 4 star Hotel, in Georgian surroundings or our well appointed rooms.

3rd May

Bent Double (at Komedia – Main Space)

Gay friends, come to this comedy show. It promises to ‘bend you’ in fits of laughter. Don’t forget to book a room in our Gay friendly hotel, the New Steine.

Agnès Varda (at Duke of York’s Picturehouse)

You might have ever seen one of Agnès Varda’s films… ‘Elsa la rose’, ‘Le Bonheur’, ‘Les Demoiselles de Rochefort’ are just some examples. She honors us with her presence for some extracts of her films and a gallery installation. Come and appreciated this meeting with this legendary French filmmaker. Don’t miss our offers for staying at the New Steine.

4th May

Goldifox (at Komedia Studio)

Do you want to spend a great evening with your family? Go and see ‘Goldifox’. It’s a funny story during which your children are invited to take part. Why not spend a night in our family hotel?

The Apple Family Plays (at 109 St Church in Brighton)

First commissioned by The Public Theater, these four drama plays explore politics, change and family dynamics in the 21st century, with each play held on a different night. To have more information on the schedule of these four plays, go to And come to the New Steine Hotel, we will be pleased to accomdate you.

5th May

Two Choirs: Two styles (at St Nicholas Church)

Do you like listening to choir music? Through acapella and the chamber choir, these two choirs will enchant you. After this charming moment, why don’t you relax in one of our rooms?

The Spalding Suite

Are you looking for an outing with friends? The six dynamic performers mixing live beat-boxing, hip-hop, music, moves and poetry with sport… are made for you. You will definitely be entertained. And why don’t you continue the evening by having a meal at the New Steine Bar & Hotel.

6th May

New Act Night (at Komedia – Main Space)

If you have missed the previous selection of Jill Edwards, don’t worry. He is coming back with news artists. Don’t miss the occasion to spend an enchanting night with your partner. And for even more pleasure, reserve a room at the New Steine Hotel.

John Aubrey: My Own Life (at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

John Aubrey who met famous men as Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton and Thomas Hobbes, reinvented the art of biography. Meet and discuss about Erica Wagner’s book about one of the pioneers of modern writing, John Aubrey.  Check in a room at the New Steine Hotel & Restaurant.

7th May

The Tinker Box (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Was your day very stressful? Through this travelling gallery for great expression, you will find a moment of sweetness. Go to see the Tinker Box and reserve your room in our establishment for a great evening away.

Jeanette Winterson Boldness in the Face of a Blank Page

Have you read one of Jeanette Winterson’s novels? She wrote among others things ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’, ‘The Passion’ and ‘Written on the Body’. She comes on May 7th to talk about the practices and craft of writing. Come to speak with her and reserve you room at the New Steine 4 stars Hotel.

8th May

The Iron Boot Scrapers Edwardian Cabaret with Professor Elemental (at Brighton Coalition)

With soap-boxing rap from the eloquent Professor Elemental, sensual burlesque and gasp at the feats of The Mighty Moustache, you will be captivated by this show. After so much eccentricity, why don’t you come and rest in one of our rooms.

Mat Ricardo: Showman ( at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Do you want to spend a surprising weekend? See Matt Ricardo. His British humor dusted by genuine danger, elegance and thrill will surprise you. Reserve your room to go alongside this fabulous show.

Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day (at the Theatre Royal Brighton)

Do you know who Lucia Joyce is? She’s the daughter of James Joyce. Enter into Joyce’s life through the incarnation of the actress, Tony. You will relive her youth to Paris, her father’s celebrity and her struggle with mental illness. This touching story will affect you. After, come and relax in one of our rooms at the New Steine Hotel.

9th May

Bourgeois & Maurice (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Whether you are interested or not by the General Election, this satire show will have you laughing out loud. To finish the evening off, come and stay at the New Steine.

Classical Spectacular (at St Bartholomew’s Church)

Is classical music your passion? You simply can’t miss this unique representation in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew’s Church. Following the concert, come and relax in one of our rooms at the New Steine Hotel.

Geminus (at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

Especially made for toddlers and young children – do they begin to discover the environment in which they are growing up and everything around? They will love mirrors, reflections, gestures and sounds proposed by Geminus. Don’t miss this family outing and spend a nice weekend by checking in a family room at the New Steine Hotel.

10th May

Le Foulard (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

What could we do with a scarf? Lucy Hopkins knows and she will prove it! Don’t miss her show and for more facilities, book a room at New Steine.

Camille O’ Sullivan ( at Brighton Spiegeltent)

We take care of everything at the New Steine Hotel. From your arrival to your departures, leave your worries aside and why not also come to see Camille O’ Sullivan. Her five dramatic interpretations are just amazing.

Professor Roderick Kedward & Caroline Moorhead –Resistance (at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

For a better understanding of the complex experience of the French Resistance, Roderick Kedward (Historian) travelled to southern France in the late 1960s to interview people from the Resistance. With the help of Caroline Moorhead (writer), they wrote a book entitled ‘Resistance in Vichy France’. Come to this meeting and discuss with Martin Evans, Professor of modern History at Sussex University who has used the book to carry out a study and author of ‘Algeria France’s Undeclared War’. Enjoy a sunny Sunday by walking through Brighton and reserving you room at the New Steine Hotel.

11th May

The Girl Who Cannot Die (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Assisting to a nice spectacle which mixes the story of Snow White and the tragedy, and after sleeping in a comfortable bed with sea views is a perfect combination to begin the week. What else?

Dreams of a Life (at Duke’s Komedia)

Through her documentary based on the death of Joyce Carol Vincent, Carol Morley proposed us a reflection on our urban living style, how little we may ever know each other and how much we can love. Don’t hesitate to meet the author and book now a room at the New Steine Hotel.

12th May

Brighton Film Quartet (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

If you want to surprise your honey, reserve your tickets for the quartet and one of our lovely rooms at the New Steine. And why not book a bottle of champagne to be served on your arrival in your room.

Britten Sinfonia (at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall)

Do you know which parallels exist between Stravinsky, Mozart and Haydn? To find out, visit the concert of Barbara Hannigan, about one of the 20th-century’s greatest composers: Stravinsky. Miss Hannigan is one of the world’s most interpreters of contemporary music. Come to Brighton Dome Concert Hall to listen to a moment of sweetness. To continue this delicious moment, why not book in advance a room at the New Steine Hotel?

13th May

David Hoyle (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Have you seen the legendary anti-drag queen David Hoyle? If not, come to his UNIQUE representation. He proposse you a high comedy night with pathos and polemic. Don’t forget to check in a room at the New Steine Hotel.

Rachel Holmes on Eleanor Marx (at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

Do you know who Eleanor Marx is? She was a major figure in British socialism and early feminism in the 19th century. She is also the first to translate ‘Madame de Bovary’ into English, and the first to lead the dock workers’ and gas’ workers trades unions. The author of Eleanor Marx’s biography talks about this engaging women and the experience of retelling a story that was political upheaval. And why not book into the New Steine Hotel.

14th May

The Great Escape Festival 2015 in BRIGHTON

The Great Escape, Europe’sleading festival for new music, release Super EarlyBird Festival Tickets for the 2015 event, whichwilltake place in 30+ venues in Brighton & Hove from 14th -16th May 2015. The tenthedition of the festival will once againintroduce a cuttingedge line up of up and comingartistsfrom all over the world

Book your room at the New Steinehotel right away to spend a great night after the festival!

Caspar Thomas Magic &Mentalism (at The Old Courtroom)

This man is just AMAZING! With his hand and mentalism, he will surprise you. The tricks he does look like simple but beware! And don’t hesitate to book a room at the New Steine Hotel.

Gillian Beer – Are you animal or vegetable or mineral? (at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

For centuries, people try to find stable patterns and to keep them steady. But with Darwin’s theory, people are become anxiously aware that no description could be permanent. In Carroll’s Alice books, the creatures are as puzzled by Alice as she is by them. Frequently, she is wondered not just who she is but what she is… Come at the Brighton Dome Studio to see this exhibition. For more facilities, why not book a room at the New Steine Hotel.

15th May

Stories About Love, Death & Rabbit

If you want to listen to a touching story, go to the Marlborough Theatre at 6pm. You will probably shed a tear by listening the story of Ms Samantha. To recover from all your emotions, why don’t come stay at the New Steine Hotel?

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (at the Theatre Royal Brighton)

Have you ever read Ivor Cutler? If not, don’t worry. Through this show, you will be invited to enter into Ivor Cutler’s world. There are so many things that he has done… And you don’t suspect him. An example? He was the only artist to have been played on Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4. Enter in the New Steine’s world, you will, without any doubt, enjoy your stay.

16th May

Swingerella’s Wreckling Ball World Tour 2015 (at the Old Courtroom)

You have already reserved your ticket for this burlesque show but you don’t know where to spend the night? Choose the The New Steine. We are situated few minutes’ walk from there.

Around the World in 8ish Routines (at Prince Regent Swimming Pool)

Do you like watching synchronized swimming? The performance of Philomena Fogg is made for you. Don’t miss this beautiful show and reserve your room at New Steine Hotel for more pleasure.

Water Matters (at the Circus Street Market) – Sat 16 & Sun 17

Transmitting a better planet to our children is important for you? Come and participate to various family activities such as a Minecraft virtual world to understand what consequences have our lifestyle. Very instructive activities! And don’t miss our special family rooms at the New Steine Hotel

17th May

Same Sky Benefit (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Both young and old will love this Parade. To enjoy all events proposed during this parade, book in advance a room at the New Steine Hotel.

Masha Gessen introduced by Ali Smith

World-renowned for her outspoken opposition to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author and activist. She wrote a book entitled ‘Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot’ in which, she explains the origins and motivations of the dissident art-punk group which is worldwide known for their thunderous apparitions. Come and talk with this ardent defender of freedom of speech and book NOW a room at the New Steine Hotel, Bar & Restaurant.

Heroes Run- Brighton seafront (Sunday 17th May)

Each child has superheroes and wants to look like him. This run makes the occasion. By participating with your child to this challenge, you will help the association ‘Pass it to Africa’ to build schools in Africa. And why not book a family room at the New Steine Hotel?

Mini Rally, Madeira Drive (Sunday 17th May)

Are the mini cars all your life? You like them so much that you have bought one? Participate in this rally which begins from London and arrives in Brighton. To enjoy all facilities offered by the city of Brighton, park your mini in front of the New Steine Hotel and book a room.

18th May

Lost in Transit (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

The former show of ‘Lost in Transit’ was rapidly sold out. If you didn’t attend the previous show, you have one more occasion to see them. They have come back for more twists and surprises with an elegant aerial acrobatics show. Don’t forget to reserve your room at the New Steine Hotel.

Freeze! From Nick Steur (at Friends Meeting House)

This amazing performance won the Laureate Young Theatre Award of Belgium’s Theatre in 2012 and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. Without glue or cement, this young Belgian balances stones to create astonishing sculptures. Bring your own stone! Spend a night or more in one of our rooms at the New Steine Hotel.

19th May

Sex in Shorts (at The Rialto Theatre)

Five shorts plays written by new writers investigate the sweet sorrow of love. To extend the night, we offer special rooms to couples at the Gulliver’s Hotel.

Nina Conti (at Theatre Royal)

Do you like seeing ventriloquists? With her wooden travelling companions, Nina Conti decomposes her life and that of her lost love. Poignant, original and often hilarious, you will certainly spend a nice evening. Why not make a little break in your week by seeing this show and spending a night at the New Steine Hotel? You will come back!

20th May

CeydaTanc Dance (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Are you passionate by the eastern dance? This Turkish dance should please you. It is a mix of cutting edge, dynamic contemporary dance and traditional Turkish folk dance heritage. Don’t hesitate and book one of our exotic rooms.

Read Y’Self Fitter (at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre)

Most of us read books for bad reasons: to appear more this or more that… Through his 10-step programme, Andy Miller will cure you of your bad reading habits. He is the author of ‘The Year of Reading Dangerously’ in which he reads 50 of the greatest books in the world. Participate to this debate and reserve in advance your room at New Steine Hotel.

21st May

Duo Sabil and Mohamed Najem (at Brighthelm Church & Community Centre)

By buying a ticket to assist to this great show, which mixes contemporary and traditional Arabic music, you will help children from Gaza Music School. For even more facilities, book in advance your room at the New Steine Hotel.

How We Used To Work (at Brighton Dome Concert Hall)

Would you like to see changes that the most visited city in the world have taken place between 1950s and 1980s? Go and see the film about London, narrated by Ian McShane. It’s very explicit. For even more facilities, why not reserve in advance a room at the New Steine Hotel?

22nd May

Scottish Falsetto Socks: Minging Detectives (at atKomedia Studio)

Are your children excited when you are telling them a story? They will love this one. It is about minging detectives who will foil crimes. Furthermore, we can offer you family rooms a few minutes’ walk away.

A tribute to Sarah Vaughan – Carleen Anderson (at Theatre Royal Brighton)

Would you like to hear an inimitable jazz voice? For this one-off performance, Carleen pays tribute to her hero, Sarah Vaughan. At the age of 3, Carleen began to sing in church. By the 1980s, she was touring the world with James Brown, her godfather. She grew up in a musical environment. A very famous singer, Amy Whinehouse once said about Carleen Anderson: “I would sit around the venue all day, just to hear her sound-check”. Don’t miss this amazing voice. Reserve your ticket and book NOW a room at the New Steine Hotel.

23rd May

Elixir (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Played by three acrobatic and enthusiastic Scientists who mix an incomparable mix of mayhem and amazing circus with comic timing. This trick will seduce both children and adults. Enjoy even more of  your weekend by booking a family room at the New Steine Hotel.

The Hallé (at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall)

Would you like to spend an evening of pure happiness? Listen to Hallé. Now in its 157th season, the Hallé is one of the finest orchestras in the country. Leaded by Sir Mark Elder who is also President of the Brighton Festival Chorus. The Orchestra is joined by the brilliant, BRIT Award-winning young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and one of the UK’s leading trumpeters, Gareth Small. Why not spend a weekend in Brighton? Reserve your room at New Steine Hotel and assist to this famous orchestra.

24th May

Curioddity (Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Mr Hicks’ world is composed by acrobatic elephants, contraptions and vindictiveness… His funny world will make your children laugh for the entire day. Enjoy your trip by booking a room at the New Steine Hotel.

Fleeting (at Brighton beach between the piers) 

Have you seen the West Pier in Brighton? Like the precarious pier that’s progressively being reclaimed by the sea, it’s a beautiful expression of the impermanence of our world. Fleeting is a punctuated installation on the beach which creates unexpected visual experiences inspired by the natural world. You can see creations of Fleeting at Wakehurst Place, Wilderness Festival, the Royal Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss these creations which show the struggle that the modern man leads to control his environment. As well as booking a fantastic rate at the New Steine Hote

25th May

IDA Barr Bingo  (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Expect laughter, sing-songs, dancing and topical comedy from the IDA Barr Bingo and book one of your family rooms at the New Steine Hotel.

26th May

Les femmes Circus (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Do you want to be surprised and astonished? Go and see these women swinging in the air. It is just gorgeous. Come to the New Steine to enjoy our offers.

27th May

BARB JUNGR: This Wheel’s on fire (at Komedia – Main Space)

Hugely acclaimed with her last album, Barb Jungr comes back with a new one ‘This Wheel’s On Fire!’ Don’t miss this unique representation and reserve your room at the New Steine Hotel.

28th May

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Miss Blacklace and her troupe of acrobat dancers propose you a charming evening. Perfect to de-stress after a long working day. And better still to stay the night at the New Steine.

Tina C: Her Story

Would you like to know more about Tina C.’s life and career? Go to her show and be enthralled. After the show, don’t forget to have a drink at the New Steine bar. It’s only few minutes’ walk away

29th May

Crimplene Millionaire (at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco)

Are you nostalgic of the 70s? Just the time of evening, Derek & Bev will make you relive these crazy years through a special board game. If you are looking for a lodging near the event, New Steine Hotel is there!

The Dance Trail (The Level Skatepark)

Would you like to see contemporary dance performances? Meet us at the Level Skatepark at 7 pm. And enjoy a beautiful stay at the New Steine Hotel to top your visit off

30th May

A night In… Double-Oh Heaven (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Take in this burlesque and glitter show. You will come away both shaken and stirred! Don’t miss this evening. And book in advance one of our glittering rooms.

31st May

The Last Hurrah (at Brighton Spiegeltent)

Come and celebrate with us, the end of the fringe festival. Shake your body on the dance floor with Lost in Transit and Elixir. Don’t hesitate and reserve a room at the New Steine which is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd vs Go 8-Bit! (at The Old Market)

Only for the geeks! Bring your smartphone with you and assist to this videogaming/ comedy phenomenon.  Come and check in one of our rooms at the New Steine